Category Archives: CoP

Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0

Read Read also: Presentation Presentation Recording In this paper we argue that it might be useful for educational institutions to actively explore alternative frameworks such as complexity theory, communities of practice, connectivism, and the underlying threads of  emergent learning to … Continue reading

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Roles in communities of practice

Read Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Should you officially assign these roles to people or is it best if people spontaneously fullfil certain roles? What about the self-organising power of communities? On … Continue reading

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Formation of Communities of Practice to Promote Openness in Education

Read This article presents the educational experiences of an inter-institutional project that consisted in forming a Community of Practice (CoP) among Mexican educational institutions, in 2009. The main goal of this project was to enrich a catalogue of OER for … Continue reading

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Developing Critically Thoughtful e-Learning Communities of Practice

In this paper, we consider an approach to developing critically thoughtful e-Learning communities of practice — where participants are deliberate about the use of specific intellectual tools supporting critical thinking. We address Garrison & Anderson’s (2003) argument that such critical … Continue reading

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Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation

Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning–that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner’s head. The authors … Continue reading

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From Communities to Networks of Practice Through Intranet Use

Read Communities of practice are highly situated and, yet, networks of practice supposedly connect them. Assuming the situated dimension of work and identity in communities of practice, how may dispersed agents be connected, and how may the features of communities … Continue reading

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Community, economic creativity, and organization

Community, economic creativity, and organization How knowledge is created, and how innovation in products and practices occurs, have been long-standing concerns of socio-economists. This book argues that ‘communities of practice‘, communities and networks of joint enterprise, are the prime site … Continue reading

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Content creation

Read One of the most important digital literacies students require today is the ability to create appropriate content. Content creation is an important feature in many personal learning environment (PLE) models, and together with organising and sharing, makes up the … Continue reading

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Digital Habitats – Stewarding Technology for Communities

Digital Habitats – Stewarding Technology for Communities   Techhnology has changed what it means for communities to “be together.” Digital tools are now part of most communities’ habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice … Continue reading

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Building Community in Web-based Learning Environments: Strategies, Techniques and Tools

The Web has received widespread acceptance and use for creating and supporting learning activities across disciplines within higher education. However, satisfaction with the Web for purposes of learning has not been as strong as proponents may have hoped. Creating a … Continue reading

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